Frank Shannon suspension upheld by Oklahoma State Supreme Court

After more than two months of fighting in court, the University of Oklahoma will be allowed to enforce its one-year suspension of junior linebacker Frank Shannon following an Oklahoma State Supreme Court ruling Monday.

The state’s highest court ruled that Cleveland County District Judge Tracy Schumacher did not have the jurisdiction to rule on the Shannon case, and should not have issued a stay allowing him to remain enrolled at the university and part of the football team after he was found to have violated the school’s Title IX sexual misconduct policy.

As first reported by The Oklahoman in April, a female student alleged that Shannon sexually assaulted her at his off-campus apartment in late January.

The Supreme Court also ruled Monday that the documents in this case are to remained sealed.

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